Willian has reiterated that his talks with Chelsea over a new contract at Stamford Bridge have ground to a halt.

The Brazilian international’s contract with the Blues runs out this summer and Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have installed Tottenham as the favourites to secure his signature should he become a free agent.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be prepared to move early to strike a deal for the 31-year-old and will reportedly offer him a pay-rise to convince him to make the switch to North London (Football Insider).

The player already revealed two weeks ago that there have been no developments regarding a new contract with Chelsea (Esporte Interativo).

Then former Anzhi Makhachkala player has given an additional boost to Tottenham’s chances by revealing that talks with his club had stopped after he asked for a three-year deal.

He also insisted that he wants to continue playing in Europe for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to Gazeta Esportiva, Willian said: “Everyone knows that my contract ends in July. As I said before, I had a conversation with Chelsea, they offered me a two-year contract, I asked for three and stopped there.

“It stayed that way. I really don’t know how to tell you what my future will be, if I’m going to stay, if I’m going to leave. I don’t think about going back to Brazil now. I believe I have a market here in Europe. My goal is to stay here.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I can definitely see this happening as he is a player that Jose really likes. While I believe he can be a decent addition to bring on if the games are stretched, I don’t think he will particularly improve our starting eleven. However, I don’t think we will pass up on the opportunity to sign him on a free transfer.

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